Your Body Jerks While You Fall Asleep? Learn What It Actually Means!
Although the reason behind it isn’t yet completely know, this strange phenomenon occurs to a large part of the world population. However, there has been a recent scientific discovery regarding this problem. Scientists named it the hypnic jerk. Different people explain it differently, but what is common for everyone who experiences it is that it feels like falling. Believe it or not, some people even described it as if a demon is choking them in their sleep.
According to the newest findings, it appears that coffee and tobacco can influence the occurrence of twitching while falling asleep. Therefore, if you’re prone to this condition, make sure you avoid caffeinated beverages before going to bed.
Moreover, certain medications, like Adderall and Ritalin can produce similar effects and sleep deprivation is another known trigger of this problem. The hypnic jerk usually occurs when a person falls asleep rapidly during or after an exhaustive state. When the body is really tired, the brain processes the stages of sleep too quickly and confuses itself into thinking that the body and its systems are falling.
Take a look at the video below if you want to learn more about twitching before falling asleep: